Hydrazine is a highly reactive base and reducing agent used in many industrial and medical applications. In biological applications, hydrazine and its derivatives exhibit antidepressant properties by inhibiting monoamine oxidase (MAO), an enzyme that catalyzes the deamination and inactivation of certain stimulatory neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine and dopamine. In psychiatry, the use of hydrazine derivatives is limited due to the emergence of the tricyclic antidepressants. (NCI04)
MORPHIX 084045-50 Hydrazine Chemical Detection Cassettes (50 per box)
|Cassette Shelf Life||24 months at room temperature|
|Cassette Service Life||24 hours|
|Temperature Range||-30ºC to 50ºC (-22ºF to 122ºF)|
|Humidity Range||20% to 100% RH|
|Water Immersion (fresh or salt water)||1 hour|
|Sensitivity at PEL concentration||Color change in <30 minutes|
|Sensitivity at one-half IDLH concentration||Color change in <5 minutes|
PEL means Permissible Exposure Limit, as defined by OSHA: “8-hour Time Weighted Average.” – An employee’s exposure to any substance, which shall not exceed the 8-hour Time Weighted Average given for that substance, during any 8-hour work shift of a 40-hour workweek.
IDLH means Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health: An atmospheric concentration of any toxic, corrosive or asphyxiate substance that poses an immediate threat to life or would cause irreversible or delayed adverse health effects or would interfere with an individual’s ability to escape from a dangerous atmosphere. IDLH values are based on effects that might occur as a consequence of a 30-minute exposure.
Specifications: The chemical sensor in the Hydrazine cassette shows an easy to see color change. Half of the sensor window will change color.
Hydrazine, anhydrous appears as a colorless, fuming oily liquid with an ammonia-like odor. Flash point 99°F. Explodes during distillation if traces of air are present. Toxic by inhalation and by skin absorption. Corrosive to tissue. Produces toxic oxides of nitrogen during combustion. Used as a rocket propellant and in fuel cells.
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